Calloused thieves posed as plumbers to steal an ‘irreplaceable’ locket given to a 91-year-old woman on her 18th birthday: police release suspect’s E-Fit
- The incident happened on June 27 at the Kelsey Park area retirement home
- Two men pretended to be repairing the cauldron and stole the locket and bracelets
- Police say the elderly victim felt “completely helpless” from the ordeal
Police are asking for help locating thieves posing as plumbers to steal an “irreplaceable” locket from a 91-year-old woman in south-east London.
The valuable keepsake was one of several items stolen from the pensioner’s home in the Kelsey Park area of Beckenham on June 27, including several bracelets.
The older victim received the locket from her parents on her 18th birthday. Inside were pictures of her late mother and father.
Metropolitan Police investigators said the “horrific ordeal” left the victim feeling “utterly helpless” and have released E-Fit images of the two suspects in a bid to trace them.
According to police, the victim was at home around 2 p.m. when the two men knocked on her front door, claiming they were there to fix a boiler leak.
While she was distracted, they searched her home and then escaped with the jewelry, which included the priceless locket.
To track them down, an e-fit of the two suspects was released
The two posed as workers who were on site to fix a boiler leak
The incident happened on June 27 at the Kelsey Park retirement home
According to the police, “extensive” investigations have been carried out, but no arrests have been made so far.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Francis said: “This horrific ordeal has left this elderly woman feeling utterly helpless.”
“The stolen locket in particular is of enormous and irreplaceable sentimental value.”
“I urge any locals or jewelers who have been offered such an item for sale to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with helpful information should call 101, quote CAD 5016/27JUN or, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.